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Healing the land through the 'sticks and stones' project

By Maddison O'Brien
July 10 2024 - 1:16pm
Left to right: Billy Brown, Hunter White, Michael Nielsen, Alex Wisser, Merilyn Stokes, Erin Healy and Bruce Christie at work on the rock weir. Picture supplied by Maddison O'Brien
Left to right: Billy Brown, Hunter White, Michael Nielsen, Alex Wisser, Merilyn Stokes, Erin Healy and Bruce Christie at work on the rock weir. Picture supplied by Maddison O'Brien

In Australia, seemingly harmless sheep tracks and farm roads can become conduits for devastating erosion during heavy rains. Water gains momentum, carving deeper channels devoid of ground cover or debris to slow it down, forming gullies that flush away water and topsoil.

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